Renewable Energy Opportunity and Innovation

Posted on May 19th, 2016

Mars Incorporated, producers of Mars Bars, Snickers, Dolmio, and Pedigree Chum amongst other products have announced that their entire UK operations will now be run on renewable energy. The new Moy twenty turbine wind farm near Inverness in the Scottish … Continue reading

Alternative approaches to renewable energy

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Last week Glasgow hosted All Energy the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. The event was held in association with the Renewable Energy Association, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen Renewable … Continue reading

Scotland’s potential for energy storage

Posted on April 28th, 2016

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have announced that due to excess electricity production from wind farms, Scotland could become a world leader in developing new energy storage technologies which in turn will create more than 5,000 jobs throughout the country. … Continue reading

Coal’s demise is Renewables’ gain

Posted on April 21st, 2016

For the first time in the UK, on Saturday the 9th of April 2016 solar panels generated more electricity than coal. Analysis from Carbon Brief confirmed that on that day solar generated 29 GWh of electricity – 4% of the … Continue reading

Achieving 50% renewable generation

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Statistics published last week by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change show that 57.7% of electricity consumed in Scotland in 2015 was generated by renewable sources, 7.7% above the government set 50% target. John Swinney, Deputy First Minister … Continue reading

Hydropower in Scotland

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Research by renewable energy industry trade body Scottish Renewables has shown that all renewable hydro projects with planning permission in the UK are in Scotland. The announcement, made prior to the Scottish Renewables Hydro Conference and Exhibition in Perth on … Continue reading

Scotland’s Emissions Reduction Targets

Posted on March 24th, 2016

A new report from independent government advisors at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have stated that Scotland must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly two thirds over the next fourteen years in order to make its climate targets. … Continue reading

The Case for Renewable Energy

Posted on March 10th, 2016

A new YouGov survey commissioned by Scottish Renewables has again shown that renewable energy is the popular source of power in Scotland. The survey revealed that 62% of the 1000 surveyed would support a large-scale wind turbine installation in their … Continue reading

The changing face of renewables

Posted on March 3rd, 2016

Energy UK, the country’s largest energy lobbying group and representative of the big six energy providers has shifted its stance on energy production and has announced that it will start promoting green energy and low-carbon energy generation. Lawrence Slade Energy … Continue reading